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the roof caved in and a police helicopter crashed into it. He doesn't know much more.
Hope your sisters mate and her friends are reet, and everyone.
Tried texting PO but dunno if I have her right number. Hope you're all well, people.
We are fine, didn't go out last night. It's pretty harrowing. It's thepub we drink in bbefore /after the football. Two of my pals who are firefighters have worked through the night on the rescue operation. Another family friend knew one of the pilots. Glasgow is a pretty small city and a lot of people will know someone involved. It's st Andrews day. I've still got my kilt on but think I'll give the ceilidh a miss.
Hope everyone else is ok sheeldz, let us know when you hear.
I've been there in the past, but not for years.
Didn't know a thing about it until I got home!
my mate said he was quite close to it happening
Apparently when the roof initially caved in they were all laughing and joking about the band bringing the roof down and kept playing!
and not even noticing. I really really hope everyone is accounted for and nobody stays missing.
crazy. didn't really appreciate how bad it was.
Not been to the clutha in a couple of years but its a good wee pub full of good folk.
Good to see everyone rallying round at the scene.
A few regulars, with one of them in it at the time. He's ok.
Had a minute silence at the cycling on Sat. A couple of events organised by folk I know were cancelled and have been turned into fundraisers to be held in the near future.
also two pals, one a doctor the other a police, were involved in the emergency services response.
I've just seen on facebook that two of my friends were outside having a fag when it happened. So scary.
so I'm guessing there will be more news today as to what or who remains inside.
things like this just don't happen, and yet...
What has been touching is the genuine emotion of the likes of Alex Salmond and the police fella when they spoke on camera. Seems that the city is a small place and this has affected many - only have to read the posts here to see that.
All the best, Glasgow
especially with the white paper being published so recently I couldn't help read a pro/anti independence tone into salmond/milliband/cameron's soundbites.
What is striking though is that no-one stopped to film it on their phone. We're spared the no-doubt horrific visual of it happening or the aftermath because for whatever reason people either went to help or decided it wasn't appropriate to stand there and capture it for whatever reason. Whether or not this fact speaks to anything about Glasgow people's civic pride or identity is debatable but i'd like to think it does.
There is a notable (and welcome) lack of cynicism about the reports of what happened in the aftermath. Most of what I have heard suggest that there were more people running towards the building to help than standing back and taking in the spectacle
showing some red-nosed Glaswegian leaving the pub with a pint glass saying "Didnae spill a drop, pal".
and her dad is a regular.
Fortunately, the sis was just on her way back from a smoke when the roof caved in, so wasn't back behind the bar. She copped a lungful of dust and is pretty traumatised by what she saw, by all accounts.
The father-in-law was at home with flu. He's pretty much in there every Friday watching the bands.
Such a terrible and utterly bizarre thing to happen. Fate is cruel.
Imagine the survivor's guilt that some of these folks are going to have.
Hearing lots of stories of people who should have been in there but weren't and sadly of people who were in there who could just have easily been in the Scotia.
Notwithstanding her sister and dad were 'ok', the 'what ifs' are stressful beyond belief in themself. Give her a huge tight hug. x
homesick for Glasgow.
I thought she was sleepwalking or something when she woke me up, babbling about helicopters and the Clutha.
I saw a friend post on facebook about 11pm. INstantly checked bbc and sky news, and there wereno reports. I went off to bed muttering that my mate stacey was aff her heid, was I think my exact words.
Then in the morning there was a text from bf's dad asking if he was ok after the helicopter crash, and then we realised what had happened. everything about it feels so eery. I saw the scene yesterday from the railway bridge when I was getting the train to my folks and it just looks so incogruous and so totally wrong. It doesn't affect me personally, I have no close connectoins to what has happened, and yet it's so strangely affecting and shocking.